A man charged with stealing thousands of dollars from his employer over the course of seven months is now facing an additional charge of racketeering after police found evidence of more theft over a longer period.

Leonard Casey was arrested and charged with stealing from his employer, Auntie Anne's, a pretzel shop at the Outlet Shoppes at Atlanta in Woodstock, in July. The arrest came after the manager conducted an audit for the first half of the year and found cash deposits from January to July had gone missing, according to police reports. The manager told police that 62 deposits, which Casey was primarily responsible for, totaling $31,956 were gone.

In September, police accessed Casey's bank records and found deposits lining up with the missing $31,956, according to an arrest warrant. On Sept. 4, Casey was arrested and charged with felony theft by taking. He was released from the Cherokee County jail on $4,875 bond. 

In the course of the investigation, police reportedly found evidence of another 43 deposits that were missing between June and September last year totaling $29,466. They found deposits matching that amount and time period in Casey's bank records, according to his arrest warrant.

A second warrant was sought for his arrest Oct. 3, and Casey turned himself in to police Friday. He was released again on $9,750 bond.

A hearing in the case is scheduled for Oct. 17 in Cherokee County Superior Court.


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